A few days ago I shared with you our hammering nails in pumpkins activity. As promised, I’ve got an educational twist to the activity to share with you! **We used our pumpkins to have fun working on math facts. **

### Materials Needed to Nail Those Math Facts:

- Pumpkin
- Permanent marker
- Nails
- Hammer (We used a plastic toy hammer.)

Both of my children have been working on memorizing addition and subtraction math facts.

I used a permanent marker to write numbers all over the pumpkin. Then I gave them a math problem to solve, such as 5+3, and they searched for the answer and hammered a nail into the correct number.

If you put enough numbers all over the pumpkin and played long enough, you can have a pretty neat looking pumpkin to display after practicing all those math facts!

Ways to modify the activity:

- You could also use this activity to work on multiplication or division math facts.
- For a younger child you could write the letters of the alphabet on the pumpkin and have them locate the letters.
- Use the permanent marker to write sight words on the pumpkin for your child to identify.

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Be sure to check out our other fun learning activities with pumpkins!

Mudpie Fridays says

Great idea :), I am working on number recognition with Monkey at the moment so I could adapt this to work for him 🙂 thank you #busydoinglife x

OneMommy says

Definitely! I hope you both have as much fun as we did with it!

Corinne says

This is such a simple, but fun idea! I love your ideas for adapting it for different ages. Thanks so much for linking up at Happy Home Life.

Deborah from Mommy Crusader says

This is such a clever and fun way to practice math facts. I bet those pumpkins end up pretty spooky. I love how you combined such a fun activity with something that is so important for students’ success in later Math classes.